Reprinted from Acoustic Guitar Magazine April 1996.
Players:Mike Auldridge , Bob Brozmans, Jerry Douglas, Ben Harpers, Greg Leisz, David Lindley, Sally Van Meter.
For amplification and recording, almost all the players interviewed use the Sunrise soundhole pickup (Sunrise Pickup Systems, 8101 Orion Ave. #19, Van Nuys, CA 91406).
Much of the Sunrises mystique follows David Lindleys sound and his declaration, "Its got magic stuff in it!"
Manufacturer Jim Kaufman identifies the Sunrises "magic stuff" as its quick response, sonic imaging, pole pieces that make an audible difference when adjusted, and ability to move with the guitars top.
For microphones, Lindley and Harper favor vintage tube mikes like the AKG C-12 and M-50, while other players mention high-end Neumanns, like the U-67 and U-87. For live performances, Bob Brozman mixes a Sunrise with workhorse Shure SM-57 mikes "because thats what everybody has, so I adapt."